01 - Introspective (intro)
02 - Outraged Dimensions
03 - Running in the Wind
04 - Double D
05 - Schizophrenic Disorders
06 - Remember Blues
07 - Mystical Thoughts
08 - G String Song
09 - Psychedelic
10 - Flown
11 - Besides Nowhere
12 - Go Down Peter!
Frank Caruso - Guitar.
Stefano “Sebo” Xotta - Guitar.
Gianluca Ferro - Guitar.
Baroni - Bass.
Roberto Gualdi - Drums.
Alessandro Del Vecchio - Hammond on “Remember
Lorenzo Feliciati - Bass on “Remember
Blues” and “Go Down Peter!”
All tracks written by Frank Caruso,
Stefano Xotta and Gianluca Ferro except
track 12, created on “The Peter Gunn
Theme” by Henry Mancini.
Recorded & Mixed at Phantom Studio,
Drums recorded at Damage Inc. Studio, Ventimiglia.
Mastered by F Caruso and Luca Pilla.
Produced by Strings 24.
Artwork by Barbara Cicciò
24 are a new project created by Frank Caruso,
Stefano “Sebo” Xotta and Gianluca
Ferro. These three axemen coming from different
musical experiences decided to mix their
styles into a new band dedicated to guitar,
with the aim to raise its musical expression
and compositional potential. The bands name
comes from the three guitarist’s use
of 8 string guitars (3x8=24).
three musicians have a pedigree of being
in the music business for many years. 24
Strings, their new project immediately gathered
broad attention from Italian record labels,
magazines, radio and TV networks along with
attention of Lion Music. Their self titled
debut album is unashamedly full of virtuoso
rock guitar across 12 identifiable tracks
and will appeal to fans of Vai and Satriani
as well as those into newer guitar virtuosos
such as Rusty Cooley and Marco Sfogli.
three guitarists of Strings 24 have identifiable
styles. Sebo is a typical rock player, very
pentatonic oriented with a passionate vibrato
coming from the Gary Moore, Zakk Wylde,
Marty Friedman school of thought. Frank
is a perfect blend of Ritchie Blackmore
and Yngwie Malmsteen, very precise with
solos and really powerful with riffs! Gian’s
style is best defined as “liquid”,
because his arpeggios and licks are really
like water coming out from a bottle. Very
prog metal influenced, Gian’s composition
style is really complicated, but in a very
musical way. These three variations on rock
guitar are important in bringing a different
style and touch to the songs, creating the
unique Strings24 style.
trio began writing songs for the album at
the end of 2007 before selecting the material
to feature on the album in the summer of
2008. Each of the three guitarists have
home studios, so they started composing
and sharing the projects, adding new parts
in the different studios and putting them
together. All the drum parts were initially
done drum software, before the real drums
of Roberto Gualdi (Glenn Hughes) were tracked
at Damage Inc. Studio in Ventimiglia. IT.
Roberto’s drum work added a lot of
dynamics and musical ideas, giving the album
a new punch. Finally the album was mixed
at Fran Caruso’s Phantom Studio, and
the mastering was shared with Luca Pilla,
a very talented Italian sound engineer.
New instrumental outfit from 3 of
Europe’s hottest guitar talent.
Strings 24 make use of 8 String
guitars, something generally unused by guitar
virtuosos to date.
Accessible songs and strong production.
All 3 guitarists are well known
on the European clinic circuit.
Strings 24 are available for interview
in English or Italian, to arrange your publication/webzines